The 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold from December 2 to 13, 2019 in Madrid Spain.
This was confirmed in an announcement on Friday, November 1 by the COP Bureau, following an offer on Thursday by Spain to replace Chile, which on Wednesday pulled out of hosting the climate summit.
“We are pleased to announce the COP Bureau has agreed that COP25 will take place from 2-13 December in Madrid, Spain,” the UNFCCC secretariat disclosed on Friday in a statement.
Chile’s president, Sebastian Piñera, announced Spain’s offer to host the conference on Thursday, one day after he suddenly withdrew from hosting the meeting in Santiago.
Piñera said Chile would still preside over the conference. “I hope that this generous offer from Pedro Sánchez can be a solution.”
The conference will take place at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.
While COP25, CMP15 (15th Meeting of the Parties for the Kyoto Protocol) and CMA2 (2nd Meeting of the Parties for the Paris Agreement) will take place from 2-13 December 2 to 13, the SBSTA51 (51st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice) and SBI51 (51st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation) will take place from December 2 to 9, 2019.